4 ‘tourist cops’ found positive for illegal drug use in Angeles City
ANGELES CITY – Four of the 75 members of the city tourism auxiliary force have tested positive for illegal drug use, authorities said.
In a statement on Thursday, July 28, Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said the four civilian law enforcers will undergo rehabilitation.
Lazatin said he has already directed the Angeles City Anti-Drug Abuse Council to endorse the four city government employees to the drug rehabilitation center in Magalang, Pampanga.
On July 25, the 75 members of the city’s tourism auxiliary force were subjected to a surprise drug test.
Lazatin said he wanted to ensure that there were no drug users among the city’s government employees.
“In my second term, we will ensure that City Hall will be drug-free,” he said.
Members of the auxiliary unit assist police officers in maintaining peace and order in tourist areas of this city, particularly in places frequented by foreigners.
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